• Augmented Society Network – The Future According to Us: Workforce

    Please join us for an ASN:Discussion. Are you interested in provocative and exciting exploration? Join us to communally explore some ideas on possible futures - no vision is too far “out there”! What is going to play the largest role in our future workforce? Artificial Intelligence? Neural Lace? Genetic Predetermination? Global Warming? All of the Above, or something else entirely? Come get the juices flowing as we poke and prod what future society has in store for us. Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/366336183 Join us to discuss: How technology will affect the workforce in the long-term future. Is disruption a strong enough word for what is to come. Should you learn anything new or just learn how to learn. What makes a new collar worker different from you. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Augmented Society Network – What are you working on?

    Please join us for an ASN:Discussion. We’re getting to know each other and would love to know what you are working on. What’s keeping you engaged in the exploration of our future capabilities? Got anything going that will tease us in relation to being beaten at a game by a machine? Are you having some fun doing things like running the Mueller Report through Watson discovery? Are you theorizing on future augmentation in any form? Or are you just interested in hearing from others? Then join us for a ‘show and tell’, let us learn more about you, what projects you are working or what a good day at work looks like. Join us to discuss: • Your projects and the things that matter to you • The value of understanding each other’s motivations • Project work underway or planned • General updates on ASNetwork activity Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/409252920

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  • Augmented Society Network – Why should I listen to you?

    Please join us for an ASN:Discussion. Even with the best of intents, experts are becoming the very people making considerable mistakes within isolated “echo chambers” and the resulting issues affecting the unrepresented are not being addressed. This makes weighing the need for inclusivity over the desire for exclusivity vital. To venture into true discourse, we need a way of being and thinking that will help us to grow and bring the right people into this incredibly important sandbox tackling new ideas, resisting bias and influencing progress and policy. We aim to put the mechanisms of this into action at this meeting. Join us to discuss • Fostering rules on the edge of change • Understanding and formulating policy for an emerging future • Broadening the Network’s participants beyond sole reliance on the ‘expert’ • General update on AS Network activity Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/264847460

  • Event: Augmented Society Network – Probing Future Policy

    Please join us for our second AS Network discussion. Event: Augmented Society Network – Probing Future Policy. If the Augmented Society Network is meant to ultimately establish itself as a trusted factor in the setting of related policy in multiple regions and countries, we've got to start somewhere. Please join us to discuss scope and deciding factors in our policy involvement. Time: April 25,[masked]:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/554101762. Discussion points Establishing an effective policy framework, Policy influence and activation, Scope and deciding factors in our policy involvement and a general update on AS Network activity We look forward to seeing you!

  • Augmented Society Network - Introduction to the AS Network

    Please join us for our first AS Network discussion. We will be discussing the aims and objectives for the group, forming our first collaborations and exploring topics for the long and short term. We've already got solid representatives of the RSA plus active leaders in the AI and Blockchain fields joining the meeting and we'd love to have you there too! Time: March 22,[masked]:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/274277287 To launch the Augmented Society Network productively, you’re invited to join us for an open conversation on the network’s vision and hoped-for future endeavors. While Zoe and Jonathan are leading the charge, the Network will not be successful without considered and informed input by all. As such, this kick-off will quickly cover the initial hopes of the network, broaden out for more voices, then drill down to start the plans in motion to actually make it happen. Over the course of the hour, we see the following loose agenda occurring Welcome and quick introductions by all participants Layout of the ASN Vision Open Conversation to narrow immediate and long-term goals Set the agreed upon immediate plans in action Begin to map out future timings and events We look forward to seeing you!

  • RSA US February Salon: Closing the Gender Pay Gap

    Las Vegas RSA

    Join us for February's RSA US Virtual Salon! The gender pay gap is a financial indicator of inequality in the United States, despite proactive efforts on behalf of innumerable individuals and organizations to shift this. It's a product of multiple different systemic factors that run deep in the veins of our history and society. Brush up on the facts by reading the suggested materials below, and come ready to dive in to this important conversation! Career coach and writer Octavia Goredema MBE, FRSA will be moderating this conversation. The speakers that will be joining this conversation are: Courtney Seiter, Director of People at Buffer Gemma Lloyd, CEO at WORK180 Lydia Frank, Vice President, Content Strategy at PayScale Deborah J. Vagins, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Research at The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Please register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rsa-us-february-salon-closing-the-gender-pay-gap-tickets-55772948390?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=event_reminder&utm_term=eventname

  • RSA US Virtual Salon | Scrutinizing Bias: In AI, Technology, and Society

    Ei-Fei Li, the Chief Scientist for AI at Google’s cloud computing unit, says that bias in technology “is as old as human civilisation” – and can be found in a lowly pair of scissors: “For centuries, scissors were designed by right-handed people, used mostly by right-handed people. The dominant majority is oblivious to the experience of others.” This month's virtual salon is about understanding bias in our perception and how it transforms into bias in the technology we rely upon, with or without us knowing it. The conversation will be an open dialogue that will last for one hour, and will be moderated by RSA Connector Zoe Camper. Some questions we will be discussing include: How does bias emerge in our technology systems? What are the implications of bias in our technology systems? What can do we do about it? To help set the stage for the conversation, please see the following resources: Video: Fighting Bias in Algorithms by Joy Buolamwini Video: Bias in AI? From the Collision Conference in 2018, featuring Dr. Frida Polli and Liz Shuler RSA Publication: COMPUTER SAYS NO: PART 1 - ALGORITHMIC BIAS RSA Forum for Ethical AI Book: Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil Please register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rsa-us-virtual-salon-scrutinizing-bias-in-ai-technology-and-society-tickets-50540311432

  • AI. Blockchain. Humanity. Rinse. Repeat.

    Rob Roy’s Innevation Center

    Join us at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center in person, or watch live at The Las Vegas RSA Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasRSA/ The first eight people to arrive at the Rob Roy Innevation Center will receive a free hardcopy of the RSA Action and Research Centre’s ‘Age of Automation’ report. The 80 page report covers artificial intelligence, robotics and the future of low-skilled work. 9am PST, 12 noon EST, and 5pm GMT Technology is forcing us to re-consider our relationship to an ever increasing artificial offering. What adjustments should we be making? What changes can be expected? Will advances in AI and blockchain take us out of our humanity or re-connect us with a new framework for ethical decision-making? Join FRSAs Zoe Camper (Las Vegas) Jonathan Tavss (Los Angeles), Dean Donaldson (London) and Steve Ardire (Washington) in a virtual fireside roundtable discussion exploring the implications and considerations from varied lenses. These RSA Fellows will dig deep into the relationship between society and topics such as AI, Blockchain, Ethics, Workforce, Robotics and Systems, surfacing the larger issues and concerns we must all tackle together. Camper, Tavss and Donaldson will explore a number of questions, including: + To what extent are AI and blockchain transforming the course of human evolution? + Are we on the cusp of an explosive new evolutionary moment or is this something we’ve seen before? + How do we best prepare industry and government for the advances in AI and blockchain? + What impact do these technologies have on democracy, privacy, employability and industry? Speakers Jonathan Tavss FRSA - Global Growth & Transformation - Product, Content, Positioning & Technology. With a profound ability for bringing vision and aligning connections that drive companies to reach their potential as definitively holistic brands – where all touch-points are aligned to drive heightened customer satisfaction and company growth – Jonathan Tavss is a global leader in marrying storytelling, business strategy, consumer insight and technology to ideate, manage and launch solutions that truly deliver. Zoe Camper FRSA - Cognitive Computing Consultant at Slink.net Ltd. (Colliderscope). Zoe is a cognitive computing specialist with 20+ years’ experience of putting person-centred design at the heart of a disruptive approach to information and service management. Removing friction, and demonstrating value to customers is essential to any business in a fast-paced, disrupted world. Creating your organization’s ‘digital voice’ is essential to staying ahead of the game, ensuring you are the disruptor and not the disrupted. Dean Donaldson FRSA - Strategy & Transformation Consultant. Co-Founder of Kaleidoko. FRSA. Transformation strategist. Consumer evangelist. Digital futurologist. A world-renowned visionary and initiator who is a recognised expert for navigating through the maze of emerging media; fusing creative technology with brand messaging. Steve Ardire - AI Startup Advisor, frequent international speaker and Merchant of Light. Steve's rich and deep experience working with numerous disruptive startups and keen ability to connect the right dots with sharp insights and fluid intelligence is a real asset to any startup particularly as emerging semantic technology and big data management take center stage.

  • RSA Virtual salon

    Las Vegas RSA

    This is an RSA Virtual Salon Meetup. This is a group of RSA Fellows and an invited audience discussing: Please use this link to register: detailshttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rsa-us-virtual-salon-how-do-we-survive-the-post-truth-age-tickets-44842480065?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reminder_attendees_48hour_email&utm_term=eventname RSA US Virtual Salons occur on the third Thursday of each month, and provide RSA US Fellows with a space to connect across geography over the issues of our times. Join a Salon to get to know other RSA US Fellows, and our interests, passions, and perspectives through open dialogue with the support of an RSA Connector as the moderator. The topic for this month's salon is: How Do We Survive the Post-Truth Age? Some of the concepts we will be pondering during April's Virtual Salon may include: How do we respond to the elements of Fake News? Has it changed consumption habits? What is the role of “tribalism" in this socially-connected time? What are the ramifications of the post-truth age to either the amplification of ideas or the buffering of them? Is post-truth new, or just another lens into something that’s always been there? If so, how do we transform again? What strategies do we have for navigating this uncertain time? What should be the role of the RSA?

  • Artificial Intelligence: Dream vs. Nightmare. Exploring a Future Fashioned by AI

    The RSA - "21st Century Enlightenment." 9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT Live event stream at https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasRSA Attend in person at Rob Roy Innevation Center (https://www.innevation.com/) We aim to enrich society through powerful thinking and practical action. Through this panel we seek to explore: How can AI serve the quest to honour and extend the best in humanity? Business benefits from AI are now evident enough; however, AI's impacts on social, economic and organizational activity, as well as, individual life experience and opportunities are less clear. Technology's impact historically has been most immediate on labor-intensive work, often intensifying existing social asymmetries. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting the most advanced knowledge-intensive professions. AI is detecting sickness in X-rays better than doctors, predicting financial opportunities faster than Wall Street pundits, and discovering new scientific insights in "unsupervised" bio-chemical experiments. Even the software development profession is being transformed by competition from AI-generated software code. What will be the role of humans in a world where the most sophisticated thinking is possible by AI? Through our expert panel, we aim to advance the social conversation about AI's impact on society. Join the Las Vegas RSA group for a free breakfast gathering that promises an evocative and provocative glimpse into the future. Speakers Chair: Jonathan Tavss FRSA (Co-founder Kaleidoko, futurist, RSA Fellow/Connector, and International speaker) Dr Rumman Chowdhury, PhD (Responsible AI Lead at Accenture working at the intersection of humanity and technology) John C. Havens (Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Author Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines) Eva Pascoe (Head of Retail Futures at TheRetailPractice.com, founder Cyberia Café and futurist) Rashik Parmar MBE (Technical Executive – Europe, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Past President, IBM Academy of Technology) Ian Arrowsmith (Senior Director, Game Development at Scientific Games) Christopher Mohritz (Founder at Neferology Group and author of Frictionless – Exploring the hidden role of AI in our lives) Zoe Camper FRSA (Founder Slink.net, producer of UK's first health Chatbot and RSA Fellow/Connector) Read more about The RSA (http://www.thersa.org) Zoe Camper and the RSA Connector Team (Jonathan Tavss, Michael Lennon and Alexa Clay).

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